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Hammers had £127m on the bench

David Moyes had a total of £127m of players on the West Ham bench at the Etihad on Wednesday night on what must be a club record.

Fabian Balbuena (£3.5m), Pablo Zabaleta (Free), Felipe Anderson (£41.5m) , Manuel Lanzini  (£10.75m) , Jarrod Bowen (£22m) , Sebastien Haller (£45m) and Darren Randolph (£4.25m) were the seven West Ham players to fill the bench when the Premier League game kicked off against Manchester City,

Pablo Fornals who cost the Hammers another £25m last summer could not even make the bench.

By comparison, the Hammers  starting XI only in Manchester cost the club £72.m to assemble

Fabianski £7m, Ryan Fredericks (Free) Issa Diop (£22m) Angelo Ogbonna (£10m), Aaron Cresswell (£4.3m), Arthur Masuaku (£6.4m) Declan Rice (Free) Tomas Soucek (£3.5m), Mark Noble (Free), Robert Snodgrass (£10.8m) Michail Antonio (£8.5m) 

It remains to see who the manager will leave on the bench for Monday’s away game against Premier League leaders Liverpool.


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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

9 comments on “Hammers had £127m on the bench

  1. Where was yarmalenko?

  2. How much was on the ManC bench? On the pitch?

  3. Regardless of who you have on the bench you would not please everyone. I would have started Bowen and Anderson in place of Snoddy and Masuaku. The rest were fine with me.

  4. This is really embarrassing.
    Yet still the manager only uses two subs.
    The 2nd one with 10 minutes to go.
    Negative,embarrassing manager.
    Zab comes on and we concede.
    It really is beyound believe how he was employed.
    I loathe him more than any manager we have had and the board are culpable as they employed him

  5. Value doesn’t translate into quality or ability regrettably!

    Regardless of who didn’t make the squad, what substitutes were or weren’t used or how the team was set up, the simple truth is we just aren’t good enough.

    And given the way that the club is run, especially in terms of recruitment, that should surprise nobody!

  6. Haller and Anderson combined £87m says it all – have a good clear out at least for the Championship. Wouldn’t fancy the majority of our Prima-Donnas on a cold, rainy November night at Millwall !

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